From American Cinematographer, Shooting for Laughs by David E. Williams (March 1999)
During the filming of Carlo's Wake, four flashback sequences needed to have a...
"Home-movie look that could represent four distinct visions. Originally, we thought about shooting them in super 8mm, but we didn't have the budget to do the blow-up from super 8 to 35mm, so we just shot in 16mm, shooting two versions with 7239 reversal film and two with 7298, which I pushed to increase the grain and emulate that home-movie feel."
Klein notes that these sequences also feature more expressive lighting with contrast and blown-out highlights, which adds flavor to the film's overall look.
- David Klein